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When depressed people are rewarded, their pupils don't dilate as much as non-depressed people's

When something exciting happens to a person (like winning money) their pupils dilate. Researchers found that acutely depressed people's pupils dilate less than non-depressed people's pupils. From Bionity: Study participants at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (MPI) played a simple game while in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Hugh Keays-Byrne, of Mad Max fame, dead at 73

Hugh Keays-Byrne, the intimidating British and Australian actor most famous for portraying Mad Max villains The Toecutter and Immortan Joe, is dead at 73. The news was reported by his friend and onetime director Brian Trenchard-Smith, and by director and publicist Ted Geoghehan. — Read the rest

Driver pulled over for sitting in a lawn chair behind the wheel

Ontario, Canada police pulled over a vehicle after noticing that the driver appeared to be sitting in a lawn chair behind the wheel. According to a tweet by the Halton Regional Police Service Burlington District, they impounded the vehicle and "the driver [was] summonsed to court for Unsafe Vehicle and Seatbelt Inoperative." — Read the rest

The Obamas are producing a Netflix comedy series about the Trump administration

Vanity Fair reports that Barack and Michelle Obama are producing a comedy series for Netflix based on Michael Lewis's book The Fifth Risk that documented "the historic chaos and mismanagement that occurred in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy during the handoff between the administrations." — Read the rest

Digital sigil generator

The Sigil Engine translates your intentions into sigils, graphical symbols used in magick and other occult practices to help achieve a desired outcome. Artists Darragh Mason and David Tidman created the site as an exploration of "technomancy," the use of technology for magickal purposes. — Read the rest

Watch: Guitarist rocks with bird pal happily sitting on his hand

なんかもう友達とかいらないような気がしてきた— カワイ(FROG)ビリー君 (@wakatchairukedo) December 1, 2020 Roughly translated, the caption reads: "I feel like I don't need friends anymore." (Thanks, Lux!)

John Waters's fave films of 2020

The great Pope of trash, John Waters, revealed his top 10 favorite films of 2020 for Artforum. Here are his top 3: 1BUTT BOY (Tyler Cornack)A jaw-dropping, deadpan, bowel-bonkers thriller about a heterosexual dad who after a routine visit to his proctologist becomes a serial killer and inhales his victims up his ass, I kid you not. — Read the...

Fabulous toilet trompe l'œil

Leon Keer created "Fake News," an art installation at Mural Festival Montreal. Here's a great making-of video of another work: Leon posted this clip of another attendee cavorting on his work: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Leon Keer (@leonkeer) Image: YouTue / Leon Keer

Lucky Ducky and the return of the Deficit Hawk!

Announcing the new GIFT BOOK PACKAGE: Send the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, to a liked/loved one this holiday season. Signed, sketched, inscribed, etc. Order here. — Read the rest

Kesha interviews Alice Cooper about ghosts, demons, UFOs, and shooting your drummer in the foot

Pop star Kesha has a new podcast called "Kesha and the Creepies" which is all about the occult and other weird shit. Here's the official description: Kesha and the Creepies explores supernatural subjects and alternative lifestyles with today's most exciting pop culture guests & supernatural experts. — Read the rest

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